A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has on Friday sentenced a Serial killer, Gracious David-West to death by hanging for the gruesome murder of eight females and attempted murder of one female in different hotels in different parts of the state.
David-West who was charged with 10 counts of murder and attempted murder is reported to have committed the crime in hotels in Port Harcourt where he strangled his victims to death.
His nine female victims included: Maureen Ewuru; Jennifer Nwokocha; Blessing Effiong; Linda Samuel; Dorcas Francis; Kelechi Bridget Onuoha; Rose Samuel; Anthonia lbe and the attempted murder of Benita Etim.
Justice Enebeli passed the verdict on Friday October 9 after a voluntary statement and confession from David-West as well as the CCTV footage which was tendered and displayed during trial.
The court, however, discharged and acquitted the second defendant, Nimi Thankgod who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims of the serial killer in a dustbin.
While the court held that the prosecution was not able to prove their case, it sentenced the cold-blooded murderer to death by hanging.Follow us on social media